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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by OldButBold, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I am so pleased I started IF again. I meant to start back after the Christmas holidays but didn't - and now it is nearly the end of July and I have finally got round to it again.

    It's a lovely feeling to know that autophagy is working away to repair damage once you have fasted for maybe 14hrs (this is from memory so might not be exactly right).

    5.6 this morning after an 18hr fast. So my liver has discovered a bit more stored sugar last night and I am sure I used it all in my 6am before breakfast dog walk. Very pleased we went early as it has got very dark - rain is definitely on the way.
     
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  2. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I need at the moment. Do let me know if you find out where to get one from - Amazon doesn't sell them!
     
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  3. Bec in Brighton

    Bec in Brighton Type 2 · Member

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    Sounds awesome. How do we get a copy? First ever reading under 100 this morning! That's 5.4. LCHF seems to be working for me!!
     
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  4. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bec welcome to this friendly thread where we support our individual targets, commiserate when things are tough, have a laugh and loads of banter! I think a FBG of 5.4 is fab and would make me happy. How long have you been Low Carbing?
     
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  5. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    I certainly will. Glad IF works for you as others seem to feel it does for them. Think the time turner will be as useful as a chocolate fireguard like IF is for me. I still generally follow 18 hr fasting hoping, Micawber like, for something to turn up. Always good to know what works for other people.
     
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  6. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Bec in Brighton

    agree fully with @PenguinMum above. Welcome to our humble corner of the forum.

    Good numbers, but can i ask where you get the '100' from ?
    is your meter from the US ?
     
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    #6126 jjraak, Jul 27, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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  7. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    An interesting evening last night.

    Aziz was one of the chaps looking for help with his uni degree, regarding how people with type 2 use the forums to help get advice and maintain their health.

    a good 30 minutes of answering his direct questions, with perhaps another 10 mins answering the questions off the sheet that popped up as we spoke.

    helped me as i vocalised, understand better, just what i'd like the Government / Health system to do for anyone with diabetes, and in particular, rather selfishly for me Type 2 diabetes.

    after expressing my disappointment at the lack of information and the miserable treatment of being diagnosed and handed a leaflet, then almost being rushed out of the door in 10 mins flat...........[​IMG]

    I chilled out.... [​IMG]

    Nice experience, i hope he's taken away a good opinion of the forum and what it represents for us.

    I think the overview of the conversation was that i thought the Forum and it's type SHOULD be offered day one, and it while it should be independent..(see Diabetes.uk. sponsorship deal :banghead:)

    It SHOULD be a valuable part OF the Healthcare system.
    an extension of the GP's practice in essence.

    The place we come to AFTER the surgery vist and the health bombshell has been delivered
    To get a hug, steady ourselves and begin to understand WTF has just happened to us...:wideyed::woot::arghh:

    In a civilised society, THAT is what SHOULD happen....

    NOT Just leaves us worrying ourselves stupid,
    until WE find the information WE NEED to begin managing and controlling this wretched disease
    by hearsay or groping blindly on the Web..

    Anyway, raining here in the Capital..
    ( that always sounds like a broadcast from the Hunger Games, pretty apt, really..LoL)
    my day off, so up stupid early AGAIN...as you do...:rolleyes::banghead:

    FBG bang on 6.0
    picking up some kitchen chairs today, then drilling off the cheese like screws on my rear brake reservoir
    that have melted under the pressure of a simple twist of the screwdriver,

    so that will be an enjoyable afternoon...:sorry:


    Have a good un all.

    :D
     
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    #6127 jjraak, Jul 27, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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  8. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    9.3 I’m ok with this as it’s single figures

    Everyone have a fab weekend
     
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  9. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I began crying after I wrote that....but I do have my memories...

    >^..^<
     
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  10. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh Gennepher I hope my comments didnt cause you any distress, I am really sorry, that would be the last thing I would want. I think as I get older my memories are so precious to me. I see my sons making memories and the cycle is complete. I hope we both have lots of memories yet to make.
     
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  11. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No you didn’t cause me the distress @PenguinMum
    I think it’s also J said he would be there the rest of my life. A promise no one can make. And a couple of days before he died (10 years ago), he said the years he had known me were the best of his life, and that I had taken him on amazing adventures, things he would never have done. He thanked me from the bottom of his heart.
    Two days before he died, he bought me a wedding dress, unexpectedly presented it to me, and he never saw it on me. So I am remembering (and crying now, I can’t help it).

    The wedding dress is sealed in a box in the garage now. I tried it on after he died. A beautiful cream pure silk. It fitted absolutely perfectly. I have absolutely no idea how he did that...

    I am smiling now through tears. That dress is so beautiful...I do take it out from time to time...it still fits, and I swirl around the room...

    I have the rest of my life...

    I have different things now to do and achieve....

    More memories for me, and also for you...

    Thank you x
     
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  12. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Gave a hug but the clearest winner for a long time: I have different things now to do and achieve....
     
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  13. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all you say jjaark but lets not forget the hapless courses (DESMOND) that sends many of us in the wrong direction...I haven't spoken to anyone yet who has found that course helpful...useful or accurate with the information it dishes out.
     
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    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is he on the forum?
     
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  15. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    here
     
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    My meter is German Jirak and gave me a reading of 108 this morning, translates as 6.
     
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    Viv19 · Well-Known Member

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    A huge hug gennepher for your memories, amazing grit and determination.
     
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  18. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, i can see how that happens.

    I think a little part of me just assumed bec in Brighton was the UK.
    but then i considered it might elsewhere in the world.

    but as you say, probably just a different measure on the meter.
     
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    Viv19 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve never thought of it as an 18 hour fast, but that’s basically what I’ve been doing for a few years now. Metformin upset my digestion so much that I decided to skip breakfast (except at weekends when OH and I eat breakfast together). It gave my grumbling gut time to calm down after dinner. I’m quite used to it now, apart from the must-have early morning tea, and sometimes a cwc. It suits me well.
     
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  20. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @ianpspurs
     
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